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Nozomi Project Blog

Music in the making

There's cool things happening at Nozomi Project -- even after hours!

We are thankful for the Liberty Music Project and the team here who are teaching music to the children in Ishinomaki .

This week Rachel has started teaching violin to five of our Nozomi kids.  One of them, Sena, has been learning for the past two years - read more about her and see the jewelry line named after her.  The other four are -- brand new violinists.  Things are still sounding a bit squeaky-- but we are excited about the potential in each one of these beautiful children.  

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Come Tour the Nozomi Project!

We love every single visitor and customer who comes through our doors.  But we know that visiting us in person in Ishinomaki is not a reality for many of you.  So we've made a short, one minute video that gives you a unique glimpse into daily life at the Nozomi Project.  We are quite sure it will make you smile.  

If you are one of our Nozomi friends who has had a chance to visit the Nozomi Project in person, please share with us - what stood out to you the most?  We all want to hear from  you!

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What Lies Beneath...

One of our favorite times in the week is when new shard pendants come out of the grinding room, ready to be cleaned and finished. They are usually still turned facing down.


This morning it was Abe-chan's turn to do the revealing.  Lucky her!



It's so so fun to see the beauty that gets turned over.

Look at these amazing pieces:


Ready to get strung and hung... and make a lot of people happy.  The pieces on the right will all get made into Noa necklaces.  Which one is your favorite?

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